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Lemon Batteries and Solar Cells by Dr. Ursula Schwuttke, IHMC

November 18, 2017

In November, Science Saturday was about “Lemon Batteries and Solar Cells”. Hands-on activities for this topic were led by Dr. Ursula Schwuttke, Director of Educational Outreach. Students learned to use a multi-meter to measure the voltage of AA batteries. Then they made batteries from lemons and other fruits so that they could use two fruit batteries, connected in series, to power a digital clock. In the final activity, they experimented with solar panels to see how much voltage would be produced with different sized panels and different amounts of sunlight. IHMC appreciates the generosity of the sponsors and participation of high-school student volunteers.